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Single Vineyards 2015 Cold Creek Vineyard Merlot

Wine Spectator, 2018

87 Points - August 31

Taut and tightly wound, with medium-bodied dark berry and smoky anise flavors that finish with grippy tannins. Best after 2020. 2,405 cases made. –TF

Single Vineyards 2015 Cold Creek Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

Wine Spectator, 2018

87 Points - August 31

Trim and slightly edgy, with zesty blackberry, tea and spice flavors that finish with a slight tannic grip. Drink now through 2022. 10,399 cases made. –TF

Single Vineyards 2015 Canoe Ridge Estate Merlot

Wine Spectator, 2018

89 Points - August 31

Energetic and focused, with lively blackberry, crushed stone and espresso flavors that build toward broad-shouldered tannins. Best after 2020. 4,800 cases made. –TF

Single Vineyards 2015 Canoe Ridge Estate Cabernet Sauvignon

Wine Spectator, 2018

88 Points - August 31

Precise and tightly focused, with blackberry, bramble and spice flavors that turn firm and taut on the finish. Best after 2019. 6,455 cases made. –TF

Artist Series 2015 Artist Series Red Wine - Vita Galileo Label

Wine Spectator, 2018

90 Points - August 31

Focused and tightly built, with expressive blackberry, cedar and smoky mocha flavors that build toward big but refined tannins. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Malbec. Best from 2021 through 2024. 3,379 cases made. –TF

Single Vineyards 2014 Cold Creek Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

JamesSuckling.com, 2018

93 Points - July 5

This has a composed and compact feel with good depth and density. Aromas and flavors of very deep plums and blackberries with assertive and savory oak spices and meaty nuances. Succulent tannins, too. Powerful and fresh. Drink or hold.

Columbia Valley 2017 Rosé

Wine Spectator, 2018

88 Points, “Best Value” - June 15

Mouthwatering and lively, with appealing strawberry and watermelon flavors. Drink now. 56,000 cases made. - T. F.

Indian Wells 2015 Indian Wells Cabernet Sauvignon

Wine & Spirits, 2018

90 Points, “Best Buy” - June 1

This starts out incredibly dark and dense, leading with plum scents and a carob spice. It shows its power in its plush fruit and highly polished oak component, the wine firm and full bodied, with more structure than most at this price.

“Year's Best US Cabernet/Blends” - December 1, 2018

Columbia Valley 2016 Gewürztraminer

Wine & Spirits, 2018

85 Points, “Best Buy” - June 1

Scents of pineapple and litchi and modest sweetness give a flavor boost to this varietally true gewurztraminer. Chill for popcorn shrimp.

Limited Release 2016 Mimi Chardonnay

The Wine Advocate, 2018

85 Points - June 1

Offering up aromas of musky peach and buttered apples, the 2016 Chardonnay Mimi is medium-bodied, open-knit and somewhat ephemeral, with a clean but fleeting finish. Bottled under screwcap, it's intended for near-term consumption.

Ethos Reserve 2016 Ethos Reserve Chardonnay

The Wine Advocate, 2018

88 Points - June 1

Offering up notes of green orchard fruit, citrus and toasted nuts, the 2016 Chardonnay Ethos Reserve is medium-bodied, supple and succulent, with nice cut and purity but without the concentration or depth to justify the premium it commands.

Single Vineyards 2016 Canoe Ridge Estate Chardonnay

The Wine Advocate, 2018

88 Points - June 1

The keenly priced 2016 Chardonnay Canoe Ridge Estate Vineyard wafts from the glass with aromas of buttered apples, lemon oil and citrus blossom. On the palate, it's medium-bodied, ample and succulent, with decent concentration and a pure, fragrant finish

Ethos Reserve 2015 Ethos Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon

The Wine Advocate, 2018

87 Points - June 1

Notes of dark berry fruit and creamy new oak precede the 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Ethos Reserve, a medium to full-bodied and somewhat drying wine built around astringent tannins that clamp down on the tongue and gums. This cuvée can be solid, but it's rather charmless this year.

Single Vineyards 2015 Cold Creek Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

The Wine Advocate, 2018

88 Points - June 1

One of Chateau Ste Michelle's flagship bottlings, the 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Cold Creek Vineyard offers up a deep-pitched bouquet of cassis, black plums and loamy soil. On the palate, it's medium to full-bodied, with bright acids, juicy fruit and powdery tannins that turn somewhat drying on the finish, depressing my score.

Single Vineyards 2015 Canoe Ridge Estate Merlot

The Wine Advocate, 2018

88 Points - June 1

Exhibiting aromas of black cherry, sweet currant fruit and spice, the 2015 Merlot Canoe Ridge Estate Vineyard is medium-bodied and nicely balanced but somewhat innocuous and fleeting. With no hard edges and a juicy core of fruit, it's adapted to near-term consumption

Single Vineyards 2015 Canoe Ridge Estate Cabernet Sauvignon

The Wine Advocate, 2018

90 Points - June 1

Offering up aromas of sweet cassis fruit, cigar tobacco and rich spices, the 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Canoe Ridge Estate Vineyard is medium-bodied, supple and velvety, with good balance and a generous core of fruit, concluding with an attractively savory finish. It's a success.

Artist Series 2015 Artist Series Red Wine - Vita Galileo Label

The Wine Advocate, 2018

91 Points - June 1

The 2015 Artist Series Red Wine is a success, wafting from the glass with a generous bouquet of ripe cassis, blackberries, loamy soil and subtle, nutty new oak. On the palate, it's medium to full-bodied, youthfully chewy and open-knit, but its finish is somewhat fleeting.

Indian Wells 2015 Indian Wells Cabernet Sauvignon

Wine Spectator, 2018

90 Points, “Smart Buy” - May 31

Lively and focused, with expressive black cherry and bacon fat aromas and sleek blackberry and spice flavors that take on tannins toward the finish. Drink now through 2021. 210,000 cases made.—T.F.

Columbia Valley 2015 Merlot

Wine Spectator, 2018

89 Points - May 31

A lively red, with expressive black cherry and mocha aromas that open to medium-weight blackberry and spicy herb flavors. Drink now through 2022. 5,400 cases made. - T. F.

“Daily Wine Pick ” - April 26, 2018

Columbia Valley 2016 Gewürztraminer

Wine Spectator, 2018

88 Points - May 31

Lithe and pretty, with floral apricot aromas that open to sleek and polished apple and lime accents. Drink now. 7,900 cases made. - T.F.

Single Vineyards 2016 Cold Creek Vineyard Riesling

Wine Spectator, 2018

89 Points - May 31

Crisp and snappy, with expressive orange zest, peach and quince flavors that linger. Drink now. 5,400 cases made. - T.F.

Ethos Reserve 2016 Ethos Reserve Chardonnay

Wine Spectator, 2018

88 Points - May 16

A snappy white, with appealing tropical fruit and spice notes that end with a burst of fruit flavor. Drink now through 2021. 1,703 cases made. –TF

Columbia Valley 2015 Syrah

Wine Spectator, 2018

88 Points - May 16

Zesty and user-friendly, with lively black cherry, espresso and pepper flavors. Drink now through 2021. 14,646 cases made. –TF

Limited Release 2016 Grüner Veltliner

JamesSuckling.com, 2018

92 Points - May 16

This nails the melon and sweetly earthy, yellow-parsnip notes. There's attractive fragrance here. Follows through to a palate that has juicy melon flavors and a crisp, dry and fresh finish. Drink now.